Presenting Dionne Warwick

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Presenting Dionne Warwick
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Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released February 10, 1963
Recorded 1962, Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 31:18
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
Presenting Dionne Warwick
(1963)
Anyone Who Had a Heart
(1963)Anyone Who Had a Heart1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Presenting Dionne Warwick is the debut album by American singer Dionne Warwick, released in 1963 on the Scepter label. It was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

History[edit]

The album is notable for including "Don't Make Me Over", Warwick's debut single, "Wishin' & Hopin'", which would become a hit for Dusty Springfield in 1964, "It's Love That Really Counts", which brought Warwick to the attention of Scepter owner Florence Greenberg, and "Make It Easy on Yourself". "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" features backing vocals by Dionne's sister Dee Dee Warwick and The Shirelles. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on May 15, 2007, by Collectors' Choice Music.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Empty Place" 2:55
2."Wishin' and Hopin'" 2:55
3."I Cry Alone" 2:37
4."Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel2:40
5."Make the Music Play" 2:25
6."If You See Bill"Luther Dixon2:58
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Don't Make Me Over" 2:46
8."It's Love That Really Counts" 2:16
9."Unlucky"Lillian Shockley, Bobby Banks2:25
10."I Smiled Yesterday" 2:44
11."Make It Easy on Yourself" 2:40
12."The Love of a Boy" 1:59
UK Version
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Make the Music Play" 2:25
2."Anyone Who Had a Heart" 3:04
3."Shall I Tell Her"Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman2:29
4."Don't Make Me Over" 2:46
5."I Cry Alone" 2:37
6."Getting Ready for the Heartbreak"Larry Weiss, Lockie Edwards Jr.2:33
7."Oh Lord What Are You Doing to Me"Luther Dixon, Bert Keyes3:15
8."Walk on By" 2:58
9."Any Old Time of the Day" 3:18
10."Mr. Heartbreak"Barbara English, Al Cleveland2:32
11."Put Yourself in My Place"Reggie Obrecht, William Drain2:12
12."I Could Make You Mine" 2:25
13."This Empty Place" 2:55
14."Please Make Him Love Me" 2:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 14

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
[3]
US US
R&B
1962 "Don't Make Me Over" 21 5
1963 "This Empty Place" 84 26
"Wishin' and Hopin'"
"Make the Music Play" 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Presenting Dionne Warwick > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Dionne Warwick". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ "US Charts > Dionne Warwick". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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